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Paparazzi preventing Lohan's Oscar dreams?

Lindsay Lohan admits that part of her loves being a paparazzi target — but she wishes the photographers would stop bothering her for a while so that she can win an Oscar.

“I wouldn’t ever want them to not take my picture,” the “Mean Girls” star told Nylon magazine. “I’d be worried. I’d be like ‘Do people not care about me?’ ”

In fact, she takes it as a sign she’s almost Madonna-like: “I said the other day, ‘I feel like they hound me more than they hound Madonna and she’s someone I’ve always aspired to be like.”

The media attention, is, however, a distraction from an Academy Award.

“The thing about the press and why they need to leave me the [bleep] alone for a little bit is because I don’t want that distraction from my work,” she told the mag. “I want to get a nomination. I want to win an Oscar. I want to be known for more than, like, going out. For being ‘the party girl.’ I hate that. I bust my [bleep] when I’m filming, and when I gave time off, yeah, I like to go out and dance.”

Orlando Bloom feels for his fansOrlando Bloom feels the pain of his over-zealous fans.

When the “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” star was asked about a woman who reportedly snuck into his hotel room, Bloom told Gotham, “To be honest, I don’t want to share that with you because if I were that person reading this, I’d feel so embarrassed.”

Bloom says he once actually apologized to a fan who was angry that he didn’t pay attention to her.

“She got kind of aggressive with me and was really angry. She was like, ‘I’ve been at every premiere and you never say hello’,” the actor told the mag. “And it was funny, I felt really upset. I felt bad for her. So I turned around and went over to her and just gave her a hug and said, ‘It’s cool. I’m sorry you feel let down or disappointed. But the nature of my life is I can’t necessarily stop every time, and it’s not because I don’t want to.’ I think she felt a little better afterward, and so did I. And for me, it actually shed a little light on the other side of the coin.

The actor clammed up, however, when asked if he was dating Penelope Cruz. After a “painfully long pause” came a terse: “She’s a friend.”

Notes from all overKirsten Dunst says the “Spider-Man” series has religious undertones. “This movie is about good and evil,” the actress told DarkHorizons.com. “Also religion plays a big part in comics to me and Spider-Man, including our visuals, like James (Franco) laying, with the sun rising at the end like a sacrificed lamb or Tobey (Maguire) in the second one being over the people in the tram like he’s Jesus.” . . . Hunter Tylo is threatening to sue the Web site AwfulPlasticSurgery.com for a posting that the "Bold and Beautiful" star has “shelf boobs.” . . . Trent Reznor is not a fan of the Hollywood scene. “I didn’t go to L.A. for the culture, I moved there to be around my peers,” the lead singer for Nine Inch Nails tells Revolver. “You don’t see me out, or see pictures of me shopping. I’m repulsed by it, to be quite frank.”

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